Some love them, some hate them, and yet in every person's life there is this moment when they are needed: Shirting fabrics. As a serious support in the everyday work, as a casual companion at parties or sometimes just as a pajamas replacement - without shirtings, we simply can’t exist!
So much the better that we have for you quite fantastic Shirting fabrics, which master the balancing act between chic and casual quite well and on top of that, can also be easily processed. Compliments are definitely guaranteed!
Lebenskleidung Shirting fabrics: all you need to know
Did you know that 'Hemd', the German word for shirt, goes back to the Old High German word 'hemidi', which means something like robe or throw? Since then, obviously a lot has happened, for shirts are now considered the must have pieces when it comes to elegance and style.
The shirt in its present form, with a sewn-on double collar, has been around since the mid-19th century. It got its succinct button placket around 1900. You can sew our Shirting fabrics in the classic way, but they also make excellent things by taking a step back from that - because individualism is just about everything, so it really is up to you what you want to use them for!
Before cotton became cheaper with the Industrial Revolution, linen and hemp were common Shirting fabrics. In the meantime, however, cotton has proven its worth for Shirting fabrics and is used here as a Batiste, Poplin or Chambray - depending on how fine or coarse your shirt should become.
With our re-woven fabrics, we also offer you a wonderfully soft and elegant material from Refibra ™. It's a great innovation made with Tencel ™ and cotton blends, it's loopable and has a stunningly beautiful look and feel. It is particularly suitable for flowing shirts that are chic without being stiff!
The high phase of the shirt was clearly the 70s! At that time it was colorful and sometimes quirky - and even today you can get enough of vintage shirts from that time. In the meantime the Shirting fabrics are more monochrome again. It has little to do with boredom. Rather, the shirt has become such an essential piece that less is often more. Accents are instead set with lipstick, nail polish or colorful accessories.